Mental Health of House Officers during COVID-19 Pandemic in Malaysia
Author(s): Lim Yee Siew*, Siddique Abu Nowajish and Umajeyam Lim Kean Ghee
Introduction: The Covid-19 pandemic most certainly impacted the mental health of healthcare professionals in Malaysia.
Aim: The aim of our research is to assess the mental health of house officers in Malaysia during the COVID-19 pandemic and to compare this with the pre-pandemic times.
Method: 122 house officers from 28 hospitals in Malaysia were recruited into the study and completed an online questionnaire of their demographics, including the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale 21 items (DASS-21), Satisfaction with Life Scale and Brief Resilience Scale.
Results: Results showed that depression (36.1%), anxiety (33.7%) and stress (23.8%) were all prevalent among house officers with depression being the most prevalent among the three. Majority of the house officers were slightly satisfied.. Read More»